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The Cheetahs have a sponsor


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Original Content, Super Rugby on 16 Feb 2011 at 18:55
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The Cheetahs have tonight announced their sponsor.

The strongest rumour for the new Cheetah sponsor was Toyota. That was the correct rumour.

A three year deal for the naming rights of the Cheetahs has been agreed between Toyota South Africa and The Cheetahs Company. The deal covers both the Super Rugby and Currie Cup teams from Bloemfontein. The team will be known as the Toyota Cheetahs.

Dr. Johan van Zyl, President and CEO of Toyota SA Motors: “We at Toyota are delighted to expand our involvement in the great game of rugby and proud to be associated with one of the premier regional and provincial teams in the country,”

Toyota South Africa has also been the driving force behind the development of young players in the Western Province through the Toyota Rugby School of Excellence – an association that celebrated its 10th anniversary last year.

“We are very excited with our broadened involvement in South African rugby and look forward to a long and fruitful association with the Cheetahs. We wish them well in their endeavours in the upcoming Super Rugby tournament and hope they will lead the way towards Currie Cup glory,” says Dr. Van Zyl


36 Comments

  • I wonder how much this will be fore. hopefully more news will be forthcoming shortly.

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.02.11 19:02:44 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • well done Cheetahs. They should call them the “11th-hour Toyota Bail-out Cheetahs” 😉

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.02.11 19:06:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : So does this mean we get a talking cheetah in the ads now?

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.02.11 19:09:39 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) :

    After Saturday Toyota will change their slogan to “Everything keeps going through Toyotaaaaaaaa”

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.02.11 19:14:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : 😆 Wonder if they’ll get recalled halfway through the season!

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.02.11 19:18:50 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 5) :

    Hopefully NOT because their accelerators got stuck. 😆

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.02.11 19:22:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : Dude, they’re cheetahs, remember! All acceleration, no staying power! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.02.11 19:28:57 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • Bah bah bah take a bath bath

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.02.11 19:29:29 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 8) : Good idea… been a long day and my jet bath is a calling, as is the Amarula… TTFN! Tot more, tjommies…

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.02.11 19:34:12 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • Guess Fanie’s Koeksisters lost the bid. Now the talking dog is gna say ” look at these filthy Cheetahs, selling their players to the Lions and comoplaining when the Springboks are rested, Sieees take a bath”

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.02.11 19:34:19 by Mocho Reply

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  • @Mocho (Comment 10) : hahaha

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.02.11 19:36:37 by Ben Reply
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  • Weren’t the Pumas sponsored by Toyota last year?

    The Barloworld Toyota Hilux Double Cab Best 4 x 4 x far Cheetahs!

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.02.11 19:52:49 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 12) :

    Each player in the team gets to wear one word on his jersey. 🙂

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.02.11 19:54:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I can just imagine it, the Sharks bus comes into Kingspark, the crowd screams with anticipation. Then a Hilux bakki with 22 players in it pulls up. . .

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.02.11 20:06:44 by Mocho Reply

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  • Good for them.

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.02.11 20:26:10 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Mocho (Comment 14) : Or a Quantum.

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.02.11 20:28:44 by McLovin Reply

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  • Sorry folks, on the mobile, but its def Toyota, blog.fscheetahs.co.za/2011/02/16/toyota-now-the-driving-force-behind-the-cheetahs-rugby-team/

    Del this after posting confirmation

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.02.11 20:48:52 by Morné Reply
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  • Well, Hilux is the weapon of choice in the mielie fields anyway.

    I’m sure they tried to convince the company that manufactures Crocs first.

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.02.11 21:31:18 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : You’ve been out of the country for a looooooong time. 😛

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.02.11 21:34:19 by klempie Reply

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  • I was hoping for Tata. The ridicule factor would have been way up there. Oh well.

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.02.11 21:36:27 by klempie Reply

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  • @Mocho (Comment 14) : Ja. Driven by an oke with a mullet and matching boep wearing a fetching pair of navy rugby shorts, a 5xl khaki shirt and oranje crocs.

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.02.11 22:08:27 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 19) : Damn, and I was so certain it was going to be the “Easy Off Bang” Cheetahs this year. Oh well theres no accounting for taste.

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.02.11 23:50:39 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • So the jersey unveiling want of much use. Though I guess the toyota logo will just be added to the jersey launched. But in which colour will toyota be? Maybe red?

  • Comment 23, posted at 17.02.11 03:45:08 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 23) : wasn’t of much use.

  • Comment 24, posted at 17.02.11 03:46:37 by Ben Reply
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  • Maybe this will help the States stay of the bottom of the log, seeing as all cheetahs will be fitted will a new advanced hill descent control 😆

  • Comment 25, posted at 17.02.11 05:43:22 by AlienArmy Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 17) : my Article IS confirmation, it was only a case of waiting for the details.

  • Comment 26, posted at 17.02.11 05:59:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 23) :

    I’ve added a photo. Can’t see one of an orange jersey anywhere.

    Not sure how good the red would look on the orange.

  • Comment 27, posted at 17.02.11 06:23:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Maybe the orange strip will feature ‘Toyota’ in a white square.

  • Comment 28, posted at 17.02.11 06:44:52 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 27) : Thanks KSA, looks pretty shit! 🙂

  • Comment 29, posted at 17.02.11 06:45:35 by Ben Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 28) :

    A square would look KAK!!!!!!! So Yeah that is probably what they’s do. 🙂

    No seriously i think it will (SHOULD) be teh same as the white Jersey but with white lettering.

    The toyota logo is red and white isn’t it?

  • Comment 30, posted at 17.02.11 06:54:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 30) : Yeah, you’re right, white lettering sounds good.

  • Comment 31, posted at 17.02.11 07:00:23 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Must admit that this was a pleasant way to start a Thursday morning at the office….. with a nice 5min chuckle……

  • Comment 32, posted at 17.02.11 07:32:33 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • VRYSTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!

  • Comment 33, posted at 17.02.11 08:29:12 by Loosehead Reply

     
  • “We are very excited with our broadened involvement in South African rugby and look forward to a long and fruitful association with the Cheetahs. We wish them well in their endeavours in the upcoming Super Rugby tournament and hope they will lead the way towards Currie Cup glory,” says Dr. Van Zyl

    Eish dr van Zyl does not seem to have much faith in his new team as far as Super rugby goes.

  • Comment 34, posted at 17.02.11 10:05:36 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 34) :

    Hehehehehe I remember thinking that when I read it and somehow forget to give him stick about it. 🙂

  • Comment 35, posted at 17.02.11 12:57:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Cheetahs can pat themselves on the back for not just doing the “stick the logo on” thing as the Stormers and Lions did.

    cheetahs

  • Comment 36, posted at 18.02.11 07:05:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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